Re:Tiki Bars in the Washington Post
There's a Thai Restaurant in town that serves a whole host of Tiki Drinks. But, I don't know what the writer is talking about when he says Washington is Tiki-Starved. Many of the Chinese restaurants, Tony Chen's in particular, in Chinatown, DC (which is quickly becoming Verison Center, DC) has been serving tiki-drinks in tiki-novelty cup for years and years. You don't see the Polynesian decor anymore, but the drinks and those tiki glasses and cups are alive and well in DC.
In Potsdam, NY a popular bar in the 80-90's was Bali-Hai, decorated in a polynesian theme complete with bamboo and straw huts. My first taste of the Mai Tai and other assorted fruity drinks, served in plastic tiki cups, with fresh fruit and umbrellas.